Apple is Working on New Wireless Charger Similar to AirPower
Reportedly, the company is still working on a charger that is capable of powering multiple Apple devices simultaneously. This new charger will succeed Apple’s AirPower which was unveiled in September 2017, but never released in the markets.
AirPower was aQi charger with a mat-look, capable of charging a minimum of three Apple devices.
Last year, with MagSafe, the company unveiled its new take on wireless charging tech with the Apple iPhone 12 series.
In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman shared the latest development by writing:
“I also believe Apple is working on short and long-distance wireless charging devices and that it imagines a future where all of Apple’s major devices can charge each other. Imagine an iPad charging an iPhone and then that iPhone charging AirPods or an Apple Watch.”
Details of the new wireless charger remain a mystery, as does its launch date. However, this isn’t the first time the company has been working on a new wireless charger. Months before MagSafe launch, in March 2020, Jon Prosser, YouTuber, and tipster, claimed that “AirPower isn’t dead” and indicated that the company was working on the project internally.
He also added that Apple “has not given up yet” and is re-attempting to “engineer the coils” for effective heat displacement.
However, his information turned out to be fake, and his prototype image turned out to be a clone device not designed by Apple.
Some reports are suggesting that the company might bring reverse charging on iPhones. This will allow users to charge Apple AirPods and Watches by placing them on their iPhones.
However, to make this work, all Apple phones would require a bigger battery which is currently only used in the ‘Pro Max’ models. Bigger batteries will also either increase the thickness or weight of the device.